+1 on SB's comments Noodles. Shoulders look rite, but the chest is too small on all of those.
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Noodles' Good Natured Advice Thread - Page 304
Styles mentioned in this thread:post #4547 of 118994/16/14 at 8:13pmpost #4548 of 118994/16/14 at 8:22pmNoodles, you and JR need to start thinking in terms of measurements, NOT in terms of tagged size. I think I've briefed you on this before! Why are you regressing your knowledge all of a sudden?-Shoulders need to go to your natural shoulder end, or a little bit past it if that's your preference (huge head, etc)
-Chest p2p doubled should a few inches bigger than your actual chest circumference. For me and my posture, it's 2 inches. Noodles, whatever that Zegna mila I sold you was -- measure it, that's your gold standard
-Waist shouldn't buckle on the jacket when you first put it on. It can actually be a little bit big, just have a tailor take it in
-Length should hit around your knuckles when you're handing are at a natural position
Those are the basics of fit.
Oh, and also don't get anything with too high/low of a button stance. A lot of the Suit Supplys have way high button stancespost #4549 of 118994/16/14 at 8:23pm
Chest bowing = too tight or too loose a chest
http://parisiangentleman.co.uk/2013/11/25/lapel-gape-never-again-canvasses-chest-pieces-and-other-suit-mysteries/post #4550 of 118994/16/14 at 8:29pmpost #4551 of 118994/16/14 at 8:31pmpost #4552 of 118994/16/14 at 8:43pmpost #4553 of 118994/16/14 at 8:49pmpost #4554 of 118994/16/14 at 8:56pmQuote:
It seems difficult and restricting but man is a well fitting jacket a wonder to behold. Combos are fun too, but this is the really good stuff.post #4555 of 118994/16/14 at 10:10pmThread Starterpost #4556 of 118994/17/14 at 3:55ampost #4557 of 118994/17/14 at 5:28amI have a confession to make.
I am...struggling with obesity. I am 10 FREAKING pounds over my normal weight of 170lbs. All my suits in the closet are 38R and they DID fit me at one point. I have told my wife to stop feeding me but bless her heart she won't stop. I habe also gained some upper body muscles in the chest, shoulders, and arms. This is causing more fit issues.
Please make a non-tax deductible donation to the NOODLES FOUNDATION to help Noodles have a chance against obesity.post #4558 of 118994/17/14 at 5:34ampost #4559 of 118994/17/14 at 5:48amThread Starter
Dudals, you've been "battling" weight ever since you've arrived on SF. I don't think I've ever seen a jacket fit from you that wouldn't have benefited from being let out a bit or sizing up (and then being let in). It isn't even necessarily about your weight. It's also the size of your ribcage. You aren't a 42...that may just be the marital feeding....but you would have long sense been better served with a 40 and getting a tailor to nip the waist.
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